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Primary tabs are placed at the top of the content pane under a top app bar. They display the main content destinations. When a set of tabs cannot fit on screen, use scrollable tabs. Scrollable tabs can use longer text labels and a larger number of tabs. They are best used for browsing on touch interfaces.

A scrollable tab row contains a row of [Tab]s, and displays an indicator underneath the currently selected tab. A scrollable tab row places its tabs offset from the starting edge, and allows scrolling to tabs that are placed off screen. For a fixed tab row that does not allow scrolling, and evenly places its tabs, see [PrimaryTabRow].

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dependencies {


fun PrimaryScrollableTabRow(
    selectedTabIndex: Int,
    modifier: Modifier = Modifier,
    scrollState: ScrollState = rememberScrollState(),
    containerColor: Color = TabRowDefaults.primaryContainerColor,
    contentColor: Color = TabRowDefaults.primaryContentColor,
    edgePadding: Dp = TabRowDefaults.ScrollableTabRowEdgeStartPadding,
    indicator: @Composable TabIndicatorScope.() -> Unit =
        @Composable {
                Modifier.tabIndicatorOffset(selectedTabIndex, matchContentSize = true),
                width = Dp.Unspecified,
    divider: @Composable () -> Unit = @Composable { HorizontalDivider() },
    tabs: @Composable () -> Unit


selectedTabIndexthe index of the currently selected tab
modifierthe [Modifier] to be applied to this tab row
scrollStatethe [ScrollState] of this tab row
containerColorthe color used for the background of this tab row. Use [Color.Transparent] to have no color.
contentColorthe preferred color for content inside this tab row. Defaults to either the matching content color for [containerColor], or to the current [LocalContentColor] if [containerColor] is not a color from the theme.
edgePaddingthe padding between the starting and ending edge of the scrollable tab row, and the tabs inside the row. This padding helps inform the user that this tab row can be scrolled, unlike a [TabRow].
indicatorthe indicator that represents which tab is currently selected. By default this will be a [TabRowDefaults.PrimaryIndicator], using a [TabRowDefaults.tabIndicatorOffset] modifier to animate its position.
dividerthe divider displayed at the bottom of the tab row. This provides a layer of separation between the tab row and the content displayed underneath.
tabsthe tabs inside this tab row. Typically this will be multiple [Tab]s. Each element inside this lambda will be measured and placed evenly across the row, each taking up equal space.